Posted on September 13 2015
Twinning is winning: the best matching clothes for the family
As families hit the outdoors as matching pairs, Sophie de Rosée rounds up the best outfits in the 'twinning' craze
Seeing double If last December you were tempted to buy matching Christmas onesies for everyone in the family, you’ll be thrilled by the new trend of ‘twinning’ where family members don matchy-matchy clothing. Look on social media for the hashtag/twinningiswinning. Graphic design-led clothing brand Nor-folk does a pair of work hard/play hard T-shirts for adult and child that epitomises this trend. £25 adult, £20 child, nor-folk.com.
Fox and cub Tootsa Macginty is known for its ethically made, colourful unisex knits and clothing for children. Its fox jacquard jumper, made in a machine-washable cashmere blend yarn, is so popular with children and parents that the brand has finally given in to requests for it in adult sizes. It’s the only unisex style for adults so far. Child, £34 (newborn to age eight); adult, £70, tootsamacginty.com.
Join the dots Since having my own children I’ve taken guilty pleasure in dressing them ‘on a theme’. They look a picture in their colourful Dotty Dungarees. Launched by friends Alice Goldsmith and Georgie Parr, all dungarees are unisex and fit newborns to five-year-olds. From £38.50, dottydungarees.com.
Ace kit My current clothing obsession is anything from New York based ace&jig so I am happy the label now caters for children. Its founders, mothers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, share a love of vintage textiles. It is hard not to want to dress your whole family in their designs. From £32, aceandjig.com.
Colour combo For a super-jazzy take on twinning, Islington store Labour of Love runs its multicoloured triangle print across childrenswear and womenswear, so mum and kids can pick their sharewear. Women’s bomber jacket £220, child’s skirt, £65, kids (aged two to eight), labour-of-love.co.uk.